Last weekend, a woman was arrested after driving her vehicle into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters and counter-protesters.
The Orange County Register reports that the incident happened at an event in Yorba Linda on Saturday, September 26th. Black Lives Matter supporter, 40-tear-old Tatiana Turner of Long Beach, drove her vehicle into a group of counter-protestors carrying Trump 2020 signs and carrying American flags.
The BLM protest, which was intended to bring increased attention to systemic racism and against police brutality, was held near the intersection of Yorba Linda Boulevard and Imperial Highway. Counter protestors on the opposite side of the roadway hurled insults at the BLM protestors. At one point, members of the counter-protest crossed the road to confront the BLM protesters directly.
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Police officers at the scene say that some protestors had weapons. As the exchanges became more contentious, police ordered all members of both groups to disperse. A short time later, a white sedan emerged from the Yorba Linda Public Library parking lot and drove into the crowd of counter-protesters.
Authorities say at least one man and one woman suffered major injuries in the incident. Some in attendance chased the sedan before it stopped several hundred yards away. The car’s back window was broken out with an American flag sticking out of the backseat area.
Turner was taken into custody and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder.
Orange County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Braun told reporters that this is the second incident involving a motor vehicle in a protest in Southern California in a week.